Jwa Haesun was born in Jeju and received a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the Department of Oriental Painting at Sungkyunkwan University. Jwa held her first solo exhibition in 2010 and her second in 2015, and has participated in a number of group exhibitions, notably at Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taiwan, 2010; Danwon Art Museum, Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, 2010; E-land Space, Seoul, 2012; ARARIO MUSEUM, Jeju, 2016.
Text courtesy Arario Gallery.
With dark-and-bright contrasts throughout, young local painter Jwa Haesun's portraits of ordinary people remind us of our own memories of numerous overlooked encounters. Her portraits of unknown people have the power to evoke questions on the otherness of the others and the solitude that we feel among a crowd of unknowns.
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